1 in 3 children 'tune out of' grandparents' conversationApr 23, 5:11 pm
London, Apr 23 (ANI): One in three children admit they don't want to listen to their grandparents as they find them 'boring', a new survey has found.The stories from the days of grandparents are in danger of being lost with 42 percent of parents saying their children tune out of such conversations.It is not only personal memories, but obsolete skills our descendants once mastered, like thatching, that could be permanently forgotten too.The research found only 18 percent of those under 19 regularly sit down with their elders and listen to stories about the 'old days'.And just 19 percent of parents bother to relay significant stories to their kids from generations gone by.Our older relatives will inevitably have captivating stories to tell, having lived through events such as world wars.Comfortingly though, 68 percent of parents recognise the importance of sharing family histories with the younger generation.Children won't understand nor appreciate the contributions past generations made, the research by self-publishing company Blurb suggested."With the likes of computer games, mobile phones and TV around, our children's attention can so easily be distracted," the Daily Mail quoted Family expert Liz Frazer as saying."It's really important that as parents we carve out some time to properly engage with them about our family stories and history."To get kids interested about what Grandad did in the 'old days' the trick is to turn these family narratives into compelling stories.It's also important to provide our children with the knowledge of who we are, where we came from and what our ancestors did."This way we can help instil a sense of identity and pride, which we hope will then aid in future development," Frazer added. (ANI)
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